Tuesday, September 07, 2004

More horrible details:(

this is the link for the terrible terrible accedent, my italian friens and an iraqi engineer who is also my friend were kidnapped.
its disgusting how things are done in the name of religions, Bosh goes to war in the name of Christ, criminals kidnap innocent people in the name of Islam, then all out of the sudden, they want 5 million Dollars, last time i checked they wanted to stop the hijab law?
UPP, Un Ponte Per, the NGO they work for, believes in peace, and refuses to keep a single weapon in their Organization.


#9/07/2004 10:36:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

Holy crap! Simona was captured!! That was Raed's old girlfriend wasn't it Khalid??? Does he know? If he does I bet he is worried sick.


#9/07/2004 11:27:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

This is bad...:(
good signs: they didn't harma woman hostage till now, must be a tribal ethics code- they are working for a charity group

bad signs: they are italians... so they'll ask berlusconi for some impossible thing and kill one of the girls when he says no....
and I think they knew their nationalities since they (20 kidnappers in 3 cars) went into UPP's office and obviously knew what they were going to find....

#9/08/2004 02:45:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger neurotic_wife

What is it with these people?They are kidnapping innocent people and murdering innocent lives, How can we bloody stop those idiots that are but a plague,this shouldnt go on like this, The so called government should exert all its efforts to capture those bloodless creatures once and for all.What the heck are they waiting for?God, this really is getting out of hand,and I bet you anything even if the multi national forces leave, these people will continue doing the same.Their carrot and the stick method isnt working, cuz its only the carrot that has been used so far!!!

#9/08/2004 06:38:00 am Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

Dear Khalid:

Our prayers are with your friends. Hopefully, the hostage takers will release them unharmed in the near future.

Your posts seem to imply that other civilian kidnapings are legitimate, but those of your friends are not. You are in denial if you can't recognize that the kidnapppers are one of the faces of the "resistance." The kidnapping of foreigners has become more and more common tactic by certain resistance factions.

The situation of your friends is the predictable result of many segements of the Iraqi people advocating, excusing, or condoning political violence. The Iraqi people need to speak out to condemn cowardly tactics like kidnapping civilians as well as violence in general. Political dialogue and elections are the only legitimate way to settle the differences of the Iraqi people.

When will the Iraqi people finally demand that the "resistance" stop the violence and enter the political process? Continued violence will only lead to further polarization and radicalization of the embattled factions and their supporters. The short to medium term result will be that the tactics of the parties will become even more brutal in repeated cycles of attack and revenge. In the end, all the violence only makes it more difficult to make the necessary political compromises that will be required for an elected Iraqi government to govern justly.

#9/08/2004 09:14:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Alvaro Frota

Italian women kidnapped in Baghdad
07/09/2004 - 17:07:10

Armed men in military uniforms stormed the Baghdad office of an aid group today and kidnapped two Italian women and two Iraqis.

The attack was only the second known kidnapping of foreign women since the wave of kidnappings began earlier this year. The first involved a Japanese aid worker who was captured in Fallujah in April and released a week later.

About 15 men drove up to the house used by the aid organisation, A Bridge To..., said witnesses.

The men claimed to work for the office of interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi.Two armed men pushed their way into the office, put guns to the heads of the aid group’s guards and grabbed the four workers, said Jean-Dominique Bunel of the NGO Co-ordination Committee in Iraq.

One Iraqi woman resisted, but they dragged her by her headscarf, threw her into a car and sped away, witnesses said.

“They have been taken hostage,” Bunel said. “We have contacted religious authorities and we have informed their families. We are working for their release.”

The two Italian women were named as Simona Pari and Simona Torretta, both 29. The two Iraqis were identified as Raad Ali Aziz and Mahnaz Bassam.

A witness, who gave his name only as Adnan, said the gunmen arrived in three cars. Another Iraqi man managed to escape.

A government spokesman denied that Allawi’s office was involved, and said that workers had been kidnapped. “It was a big group,” said Sabah Kadhim, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry, of the kidnappers. “They were wearing military uniforms and flak jackets.”A spokesman for A Bridge To ..., Lello Rienzi, said in Rome that about 20 armed men stormed their offices, saying they were from an unidentified “Islamic group.”

“We had no sign of danger,” Rienzi said. He said the women “believed they were working in complete security.”

The two Italians were working in water and school projects.Torretta, who is the head of the organisation’s Iraqi operation, has been in the country since before the war started.Pari arrived in Iraq in June 2003, and was working on a school project in the capital.

Bunel said he knew of no immediate plans by other private aid organisations to evacuate the country because of the kidnapping. A car bombing last year at the offices of the international Red Cross prompted many aid groups to flee the country, although some returned.

However the recent wave of kidnappings of foreigners has alarmed the international community here and has prompted many organisations to review their security options.

Police sealed off the street where the humanitarian organisation is located in Baghdad’s Wehda neighbourhood.

Insurgents have kidnapped more than 100 foreigners since the US-led invasion in March 2003. Numerous Iraqis have also been abducted by criminal gangs demanding ransoms.

#9/08/2004 11:39:00 am Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

Great, this is just great. Earlier questions i have been asking on the how's and why's of people being kidnapped in Iraq are still not being answered, but suspicions are growing. Now the strange facts that it were about twenty people dressed in military uniforms who got the four (italians and iraqis) out of their office in Baghdad. Military? And then some Islam blabla group declaration?
We'll have to know who they are. No more spooks please, religious, nor military, nor political ones...

#9/08/2004 01:21:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger khalid jarrar

the so caled goverment, NW, isnt doing anything cause they arent able to ptotect their own asses, let go other's.
lesh homma il2amreecan 3alasas are able to protect themselves?

#9/08/2004 08:55:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

NGO's are leaving Iraq... :(
This is just like when the Red cross left...

#9/08/2004 09:11:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger Mister Ghost

Strangely enough, I don't recall Bush going to war in the "name of Christ". So, that's the new interpretation, apparently. The Moral Equivocalism of the Jarrar Family strikes again.

As far as kidnapping the Italians, umm, their organization seems to have been enveloped in the usual European elitism/naivete, sucking up to the Baathist regime before the war and now likely victims of a new class of Baathists.

Hopefully they'll be saved and they might try hiring security.

#9/08/2004 11:58:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

Five million dollars?!

More and more, these criminals are letting their real colors show.

Kidnapping is a big business elsewhere in the world.

These people don't care about anything but money, but I'm sure they'll drool out some political/religious nonsense to cover it up.

#9/09/2004 06:34:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger Jeffrey

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#9/09/2004 06:46:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger Alvaro Frota


Try to grow, please.



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